Sunday, 26 September 2010

Relaxing weekend

After being away for the last three weekends we decided to have a gently relaxing weekend at home not doing a great deal.  It has been lovely as I have had time to craft and to play with Alex, both of which I love...perfect.  Alex has also been having fun playing with my old camera...he has actually got quite good at pointing the camera at the things he wants to photograph, although the framing is sometimes not so great.  This is one of his photographs - pretty good for a 3 year old!
We did the usual round of shopping and cleaning yesterday before heading over to the park where Alex spent much of the time scooting or entertaining a little girl in a wheel chair. As he has a stinking cold at the moment he wore his new knitted hat (thanks Gran!) to help keep his head warm.
Today we went to a different park where he got so hot bouncing on the bouncy castle and slide that he took his hat off (note the smart hair cut - Tim cut it for him in the morning).
Crafting wise I made this scrapbook page as my DT entry for Quirky crafts.  It is a recipe challenge this week (lace, stitching, buttons and turquoise or teal).  This page is of my 11th Birthday party and uses a basic grey paper across the main strip.  It also follows the sketch from this weeks Sketches {by Tamara} and fits with the Crazy4Challenges 'bling' challenge. 
The next scrapbook page follows this weeks sketch from Practical scrappers and fits with the coffee and cream colour scheme from Paperplay. The papers are Bo Bunny and the journalling reads 'We had a lovely family trip to Blue Anchor Beach where Juno had fun chasing her ring & Alex and Daniel had a wonderful time filling buckets with sand and emptying them int the 'motorboat' they were making'.
I also made a quick Autumnal card for a friend and as such it fits with lots of Autumn colour challenges this week (Creative card crew, Meljen's, Crafty creations, stamp something), OLL 'sentiment' challenge as well as the Creative Inspirations challenge of two or more stamped images (I stamped the background using 4 different leaf stamps as well as the sentiment). Have a great week everyone and I will be back on Wednesday with more crafting projects.


Chocolate Fudge Cake said...

Sounds like a fab weekend - I am weel overdue one of those.
Love all your creations especially your sb page, the lace goes so well with the basic grey paper!
Have a good week x

Saskia said...

Beautiful card, very elegant!
Great to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Sweet greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

Wendi said...

How lovely to see you again and with such a lovely card I love the scrap pages too I love reading about your weekends you always sound like you have such fun
Thank you for shring with us at ooh la la

NGCARDS said...

This is a lovely card hun, Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Very Pretty! I wonder if you've heard about Papercraft Star yet? We'd love to have you join us by entering some of your fabulous projects in our challenges! There is also time to enter the 25 dollar gift certificate drawing!

Doreen said...

What a great card. your layout is fab too.Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Ooh La La this

Jeanet said...

Gorgeous background with leaves you created here! Love it, thanks for joining us at CC this week. Hugs, Jeanet

Jenni said...

Love all of your projects and especially your autumn card. Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Crafty Creations this week.
Jenni x

Ellie said...

So beautiful! Love the layout.

angel4031 said...

gogeous I love the fall colors! - thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations x x

Mandy said...

These are all gorgeous Caro, fab LO's and beautiful piccy's.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
hugs Mandy xx

Sprytebyrd said...

What lovely photos and beautiful creations!
Thanks so much for joining us in our Autumn Colors challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
Dee (Spryte)♥
Sprytebyrds Spot

Sasya said...

oh wow what great works!!! love your layouts, cards and so beautiful photos!! :)
thanks a lot for joining us at Practical Scrappers!!